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Reports: Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey to stay at ASU, passes on Southern Miss head coaching job

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Chip Lindsey reportedly channeled his inner Jordan Belfort.

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Chip Lindsey isn't going anywhere.

According to multiple reports, the Arizona State Sun Devils' offensive coordinator has pulled himself out of consideration from the Southern Miss Golden Eagles' vacant head coaching position and will remain in Tempe.

Lindsey also tweeted this Tuesday morning:

Lindsey's decision saves the Sun Devils from a domino effect that started when former ASU head coach Dirk Koetter hired Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken to be the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two days ago, Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman reported Lindsey might be in the mix for the job and yesterday, FootballScoop.com reported that Lindsey and Southern Miss were discussing about the job.

Lindsey was Southern Miss' offensive coordinator prior to accepting the same job at ASU last month to replace Mike Norvell, who became the head coach of the Memphis Tigers. Lindsey was hired largely because of his time as an offensive assistant under former Todd Graham offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn at Auburn and runs an offensive that is familiar to Graham. Lindsey assumed play-calling duties in his first game at ASU at the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2.

ASU would have gone through three different offensive coordinators between the Sun Devils' season finale in late November to next season's opener in August.

The Sun Devil coaching staff has gone through a lot of changes over the last month. The Sun Devils lost Norvell and safeties coach Chris Ball, tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Chip Long to Memphis.

ASU hired former GA and Stanford assistant T.J. Rushing to be its secondary coach and former Auburn running back Kodi Burns to be its running backs coach.